Short Story 11-Furqan’s 1st Flat Top

Short Story 11-Furqan’s 1st Flat Top

Furqan was really nervous about going to get his first flat top. The Barber seemed like a nice old man, but Furqan still asked him to wait until he was ready. Finally the man began, holding the child’s hair, moving the chair, and making funny faces. But, when all was said and done, the boy looked in the mirror, then looked turned around with a triumphant look on his face.He threw his fist up and motioned with his hand, emphasizing the “flatness” of his new cut. And that is how Furqan got his first ever “Flat Top”, with a little extra gumby.

I went back to the digital medium for this one, to play around with light, texture, and shadow. Digital is different, but it can be fun. I also changed the type mid way through.I wanted to write it like Brazilian Pichação, but felt a more hand drawn look would bring out the “child” in it. Please let me know what you think and check out the snap shots from the process, which I must say is getting faster!

Dig this? This short story is now a book which has sold out two print runs. You can see a trailer for it here and you might be able to find some copies floating around on the internet.
Comments: 6
  • asadullah=furqan's baba February 9, 2012 4:45 am

    Thank you so much bro for including my son in this dope illustration/story. Your skills are off the meter and he is sooooo excited to see himself with a flat top!!

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres February 9, 2012 4:48 am

    Thanks Baba Asadullah, thats about the biggest compliment I can get! Cant wait to show you all whats in store for the future!

  • Shola February 13, 2012 5:42 am

    I forgot to comment on this when I was checking out the site the other day! I love this one!! So good, just the illustration alone of this young man put a smile on my face. Can't wait to see moreeeeeee!

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres February 13, 2012 5:52 am

    Thank u Shola! So glad it made you smile.yes, there's more to come!

  • Vee (Scratch) March 7, 2012 7:18 pm

    Peace Tres,
    Is this part of a finished book or a work in progress? I would definitely purchase this book!

  • Robert Trujillo/Tres March 7, 2012 7:21 pm

    Peace, this is part of a work in progress. It will be a collection of short stories like this one which will be compiled into one book. Keep checking back for the release of that book.

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